Kingsman: The Secret Service
Having three kids, working fulltime, and writing leaves little time for going to the movies, however, I did treat myself and my oldest son to Kingsman this weekend.
Eggsy (Taron Egerton), a young man, whose father died while overseas in battle, gets into trouble. He calls a number on the back of his dad’s metal of valor and meets an elder gentleman, Harry Hart (Colin Firth)who says his dad saved his life and two other men.
Several gang members confront Exe and as Harry to leave. Instead, he locks the doors and then proceeds to fight all the gang members and render them unconscious.
Eggsy learns this man is a type of spy and is offered a chance to become one.
I was pleasantly surprised by this movie. It is English and takes place in England – so there are a few cultural differences, but it was still amazing.
Merlin (Mark Strong) was the serious straight man, but I loved his character and dry wit.
My rating 4.5/ 5
I loved that Exe learns to get along with others and has his own set of standards. That he does things his way and doesn’t conform to the crowd. Of course, I loved all the Bond and Jason Bourne movies – so a spy movie already was on my good list.
I didn’t like that they gave Samuel L. Jackson’s character a lisp – which he sometimes lost during the movie. And the product placement was over-the-top and unnatural.
I would have liked more scenes with their training… like learning the different fighting styles, etc.
Overall though, a really great movie that I’d watch again. And with rumors of a possible sequel, I’ll be in line at the box office.
Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends, and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.
Divorced and disillusioned of love and believing all the love songs and books exaggerated, she put aside her creativity for life. Many years past before characters, from the familiar to the freshly conceived, came to her again, but this time teasing at a new passion, the written word.
Gradually, her real life hero brought love and magic back into existence. During the time when her characters were getting reacquainted, the love of her life was showing her that true love never gives up and rekindles no matter how many times others attempt to extinguish it. Today, she is happily married with three children.
Andrea believes in the power of change and delighting in each moment. But most fervently, she believes in the magic of love and imagination again.